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June 27, 2004



But I _liked_ _Man and Superman_. I even went to see a performance at Shaw some years ago with the full Don Juan in Hell scene. And this was from an early age -- I first read it in my mid-teens, working my way through my parents' collected plays of Bernard Shaw. I'd seen _Don Giovanni_ well before I eneterd university as well. So I think you may be rather overly pessimistic about "freshmen of any sort".


I tend to agree with Miriam -- that particular Shaw play is long, wordy, and dramatically unsatisfying.

I like plays like the eccentric "St. Joan" better (though I even had difficulty teaching that).

All I can think of by way of advice is to focus on the merits of the Shavian epigrams rather than the action of the play.

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